The Lion & Crown - Allen

932 Garden Park Drive
Allen TX 75013
(972) 649-4311
  • Thursdays @ 7:30pm
About The Lion & Crown - Allen

The Lion & Crown Pub, an English-style pub with a large and varied menu, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and daily specials. The pub also offers a wide selection of fine wines and 38 beers on tap. Guests can watch sporting events on one of the many large TV screens or enjoy a nice night out on the patio. Different drink specials are available every day and live music on Friday and Saturday.



Thu Jun 7 2018
| by Quizmaster Louis Roth

Hilarity ensues. That particular phrase has its roots in the description of comedic action for a theatrical plot when writers are synopsizing a scene for which they have no details, but the established patterns of the characters ensure that their actions will have comedic conflict. However, it also happens to mirror life. After all, as Darwinian as it may sound, when one sets a rambunctious dog among a group of laid back cats, the outcome is predictable. Why is it relevant? As a quizmaster, I have observed that when presented with subject matter quite out of the range of experience to whom it is being asked, the question cannot be adequately pondered, and the resulting guess... Well, hilarity ensues. For example;

If the title, Chief Mouser of the Cabinet Office was not known as the one of the freebie questions of the week by a new team, then the answer Pussy Galore is a good guess. Some 'Sex and the City' viewers might think Kim Cattrall is a better candidate for Governor than Cynthia Nixon. And in a town where show biz ain't the raison d'etre, it is easy to confuse the phrase "martini shot" with "money shot".

Now, Quizmaster Lou has had an interesting run of tie breakers lately. In recognition of this phenomenon, he has perverted, er, modified a musical classic. With apologies to Bock and Harnick, I give you... Tiebreaker!

Tie Breaker, Tie Breaker,

break me a tie,

bust me a draw,

lay down the law

Tie Breaker, Tie Breaker,

Look at your set,

And break me a perfect tie!

Tie Breaker, Tie Breaker,

I'll bring the beer,

You bring the quiz,

Enchantingly dear.

Bring me a tie I'm longing to break,

Don't make my victory ache!

Well... Let us close this nonsense with a parting shot from Thor Heyerdahl, who said, "Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity." Have a great weekend everybody!



Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1* 12732 Blood, Bath & Beyond 55 7 0.938
1 10300 Ninja Turtles 55 7 0.938
3 14448 Tequila Mockingbird 52 6 0.750
4 11827 pickles on a plate 42 4 0.562
4 13664 Bar Guys 42 4 0.562
6 12021 StealthTexas 40 3 0.375
7 15118 Bradheimers 35 2 0.250
8 12092 IFFY! 30 1 0.125
9 14003 Rockafeller 28 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker